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Selwyn Times: November 01, 2016

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14 Tuesday November 1 2016 SPORTS SELWYN TIMES SWEET SUCCESS: Bernard Christeller and Belinda Edmond won the Suckling Trophy at Rhodes Park Domain, Tai Tapu, on Sunday and a new tennis and netball pavilion was opened. New tennis pavilion opened in Tai Tapu • By Tom Doudney A NEW tennis and netball pavilion was opened at Rhodes Park Domain on Sunday in conjunction with the Tai Tapu Tennis Club’s annual Suckling Trophy tournament. The previous pavilion and tennis courts at the domain in Tai Tapu were damaged in the September 2010 earthquake and the courts were replaced in 2013 at a different part of the domain, less prone to earthquake damage. Tai Tapu Tennis Club president Belinda Edmond said funding for the new pavilion had come from several sources, including insurance money, the district council, club fundraising and, crucially, a substantial donation from an anonymous local benefactor. Club member Mark Morrish had put in a lot of time overseeing the building process. “We’ve had a huge amount of community support, it has been quite humbling and overwhelming really,” Edmond said. “We believe it is the prettiest tennis environment in Ellesmere and we’re very excited to have [the pavilion] back.” Edmond and her mixed doubles partner Bernard Christeller won the Suckling Trophy tournament. SPEED MACHINE: Rolleston’s Zac Christensen, 12, broke a track record on the way to winning his first South Island Sprint Championships karting title. He won the final, hosted by KartSport Canterbury in Halswell, with a time of 34.007 seconds, four seconds ahead of second place. Zac, who races in the junior restricted class, has had a great year, winning events including the Mainland Series, Southern Series, Spirit of the Nation Southland and the Jason Richards Memorial Meeting in Nelson. He also races regularly in the North Island and finished fourth overall in the Wellington Provincial Karting Association series. Zac’s goal now is to win a New Zealand title at next year’s National Sprint Championships, hosted by KartSport Invercargill, on Easter weekend. He is looking for local businesses to provide sponsorship and enable him to go further in the sport. PHOTO: LLOYD PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY Tight at the top of the bowls table • By Karolyn Boon THE ELLESMERE Cup competition is still tight with only two points separating the top four teams. Leeston 1 are holding onto the lead with eight points followed by Diamond Harbour, Lincoln 1, Lincoln 5 and Lincoln 6 all on six points. In the Chatterton Cup, Tai Tapu are still in the lead after five rounds. Sitting on 34 points, they will be hard to knock off now, but with a possible eight points each up for grabs on Saturday, some of the other contenders like Diamond Harbour may not be far behind. Double header competitions in Christchurch this year, due to the World Bowls Championships later this month, have affected the scheduling of the Rooster competition and not all teams have played all rounds to date. This means competition may need to be completed after Christmas. With one game in hand, Dunsandel are in second place on 16 points with Lincoln 3 leading on 18. It is still anyone’s competition at this stage, but with only two rounds to complete the competition, some teams will have to get some big scores to jump ahead. THE HOME OF GOOD BAKING SOUTHERN PLAINS BREAD VARIETIES (Excludes Spicy Fruit) ONLY $ 1 99 EA HOT DEAL! SALTED CARAMEL TRUFFLES 12pk ONLY CHEESE ROLLS 12pk Soft and fluffy, generously topped with cheese, perfect for BBQs and kid’s lunches. RASPBERRY SLICE $ ONLY 2 99 A divine ONLY raspberry slice $ 3 49 for all occasions. EA EA MILK Dairy Dale 2L varieties. $ 5 98 2 FOR or $3.19 each ANZAC FAMILY PACK BISCUITS $ 4 99 EA Promotional pricing available while stocks last from 31/10/16 to 06/11/16. Images are serving suggestions only. Open 7 days | 8 Convenient local locations Hornby • Barrington • Ferry Rd • Papanui • Riccarton • Upper Riccarton • New Brighton • Rangiora www.couplands.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 1 2016 15 ACHIEVEMENT: Hornby Croquet Club members Alan Beckett, Rosemary Beckett, Helen Webber, Annette Wilson, Barbara McLeod, Eric Ogier, Jude Belcher and Alan Belcher. ​ Masters of croquet golf • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE HORNBY Croquet Club hauled in 11 medals at the South Island Masters Games in Timaru. A group of about 10 from the club travelled to Timaru to compete in the croquet golf ​section recently. The team won six gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Club members Annette Wilson, Rosemary Beckett and Eric Ogier won two medals each in their singles and doubles competitions. Club committee member Neil Williams said it was “definitely one of the best years” the club has had. “It is a good effort for one fairly small club,” he said. The club, made up of members aged 60 to 80 and based in the Hornby Domain, was set up to encourage people to get involved with croquet golf. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm, the club room is open and anyone can call in to try out the game. Club treasurer Barbara McLeod said four years ago, the club had only eight members but now has a “thriving membership” of more than 30 players. BACK TO SCHOOL: Burnham School pupils had a special visit from a former pupil on Friday – Brisbane Broncos star Kodi Nikorima. Nikorima, who made his international debut for the Kiwis last year, spent the day talking to students about his playing career, school and working hard to achieve your dreams. He also spent some time kicking the ball around and signed a Brisbane Broncos jersey for Taimana Harris, 6 (top right). Nikorima’s brother Jayden, another former Burnham School pupil, also plays in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters. Lincoln Golf Club results Lincoln Golf Club Saturday, October 29, results •Competition: shootout – stroke A small but committed group of players took to the course in the morning field and luckily the rain stayed away for the afternoon players. Some good scores came through even in cold, windy conditions. •Saturday am results Senior: T Holland 65 Net, 1; M Wilson 67 Net, 2 Nearest pin in 1: Junior, N/S; Senior, T Holland Nearest pin in 2: Junior, N/S; Senior, M Davy •Saturday pm results Senior: C Harker 66 Net, 1; S Green 66 Net, 2 Intermediate: M Lee 65 Net, 1; S Fairweather 68 Net, 2 Junior “A”: C O’Brien 63 Net, 1; A Holmes 69 Net, 2 Top Dog: C O’Brien Nearest pin in 1: Junior, G Baldwin; Senior, P Radford Nearest pin in 2: Junior, R Pamment; Senior, A Holmes Twos: S Fairweather, G Baldwin (2) Longest Putt: B Goodhew Birdies: Struck; Net Eagles: Struck Halswell losses first one-day match of the season HALSWELL HAS lost its first one-day cricket match of the season, going down to Merivale- Papanui in the final over at Halswell Domain on Saturday. After being asked to bat first on a wet track, Halswell got off to a bad start with both openers back in the shed and the score on 10. Captain Leighton Johnston and Dayle Eathorne showed their experience in getting Halswell back on track before Eathorne was dismissed for 25. Halswell kept on losing regular wickets and were dismissed for 141 with Johnston scoring a patient 47. Halswell bowled and fielded very well for the first half of the Merivale-Papanui innings, having them 43/3 after 25 overs. However, two crucial dropped catches came back to haunt Halswell, as Merivale-Papanui went into the final over needing eight runs with three wickets in hand. They scored these runs with two balls remaining. Mike Chatterton and Johnston both took two wickets for Halswell. Next week, Halswell will be looking to bounce back in a double header against New Brighton and Southern Districts. 2 ADULTS + 4 CHILDREN www.ruapunaspeedway.co.nz COMPLETE TYRE & AUTO GIFT PACK IDEAS THE DIRT STARTS FLYING AT 6.30pm THE SUMMER OF SPEED ‘LIFTS OFF’ WITH AN EXPLOSIVE METHANOL FUELLED NIGHT OF THRILLS AND SPILLS Five star family entertainment... and you’ll be on your way home by ten If wet check the Speedway Infoline 03 349 7727 or www.ruapunaspeedway.co.nz or Facebook Ruapuna Speedway HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ spring Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 14 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 www.enviromaster.co.nz “A local team for local people” Taking orders for Christmas GIFTING BOX GALORE P: 021 797 575 E: GIFTINGBOXGALORE@GMAIL.COM F: GIFTING BO GALORE